Protection with TOR and Web DNSAdded: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Below are two more circumventing methods used for protection from the PROTECT IP Act.
TOR is a kind of a network of proxies. When you access a proxy, it forwards this access to another proxy in order to try and erase your tracks. Then the second proxy sends the stream in question to another proxy, and so on, with the stream keeping going through these steps until it finally reaches so-called “exit-node”. Such exit node afterwards accesses the web on the user’s behalf and acts as an intermediary in the process. If such exit node resides outside of the United States, there’s quite a good chance that it will not be affected by DNS censorship imposed by the Internet service providers onto their DNS servers.
This method has an advantage of a very secure source of anonymity (close to 100% chance). In other words, it is an interesting way of seeing the web through the eyes of someone outside of your own country. However, you might fail to get everything your want from the web using this network (although there is way of making things not break through this, but it involves a risk of compromised security). In addition, you will need to download content to run, though there’s minimum of installation.
Web DNS Tool
By using publicly available DNS look-up instruments, you will be able to easily obtain server IP addresses and use them later. If some domain is filtered, you can easily replace the domain name part of its URL with the IP address. In this way, the website remains accessible.
There are a lot of benefits of this method; first of all, it allows to potentially obtain multiple IP addresses for later use and doesn’t require you pay for it. You will be able to obtain the addresses just one time and don’t have to worry about losing access to the website if its server IP address doesn’t change.
However, it would be better to obtain the IP addresses before the website is actually censored. Although there is sometimes a brief window between when the domain is blocked and when DNS records are updated, there is no telling how long such window is for sure. In other words, if the website moves to a new server and therefore changes all of its IP addresses, you won’t have the new addresses and therefore can lose the ability to access the site. Besides, there is no guarantee that this method will always be an option, because broadband providers may start blocking IP addresses too.
August 17th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
|posted by (2011-08-17 20:08:37)|
|TOR thats like so 1990 or so|
|TOR is deathly slow, and they also specifically state not to torrent using TOR for numerous reasons. It was never designed for torrent clients, needs to be configured specifically for your client, and will drive you nuts. Great in theory though.|
|posted by (2011-08-17 23:54:56)|
|what about hot spot vpn is that any protection; might be a dead web site they never answer their|
e mails mailed them 2x for help . .
|posted by (2011-08-18 00:31:31)|
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|tor is about anonymity, not torrents. a vpn tunnels your connection to a remote server and the remote server makes the request...making it look like the server made it. tor pinballs it around several servers and computers that are also connected to the network. tor is good for accessing the "hidden web" which is all the stuff our respective governments don't want us to see. just because a site may be illegal or unwanted in one country doesn't make it so in another, so it's put into the "censored" part which access is blocked by your government...but can be accessed via tor. then you have all the onion sites too. you can find some scary stuff. arms dealers, modern day gladiator fights to the death, drug dealers, assassins for hire...you name it. lol|
|if you've never used tor, here's the hidden wiki... kpvz7ki2v5agwt35.onion everything i mentioned above can be found here and is a good starting point for accessing the hidden web. it will only be accessible if your identitiy (ip) doesn't censor it, so u may need to go through a few to get one that doesn't|
|nice one sam .interesting|
|posted by (2011-08-18 05:27:45)|
This is a tor browser,which comes with its own browser(Firefox)..
Its nice and they have a youtube video on the page to help noobs..
Helps you to browse anonymously...n no installations required!
Happy browsing .
|posted by (2011-08-18 05:31:39)|
|I always thought tor was for stuff like child porn, hiring hitmen, etc so I always avoided it lol|
|just get whatever works|
|if you do surf youtube on tor your not anonomous.because you have to use a flash player.does need tracking cookie.i checked my terredo tunnelling and it appeared .but tor is great if you configure properly.faster than foxy and alot of other methods.|
|most vpns require a fee for decent speeds|
|posted by (2011-08-19 00:42:33)|
|Been using TOR for some time and yeah you do seem to find things that i cant find without it ;p... when im doing my day 2 day stuff i just use google chrome now days.. Funny after over 10 years of p2p or torrent downloads i have never had any sort of warning from any ISP i have ever used 2 date|
|posted by (2011-08-19 03:23:12)|
|the issue with tor is once you hit the exit node none of the data is encrypted anymore. so any data between the exit node and the server your trying to talk to is non secure. so in theory someone could catch any data being transmited ( IE ip address, user names and passwords etc )|
|posted by (2011-08-19 16:02:07)|
|as smallz said it only secure up to the exit node. also not all exit nodes are very secure, alot are setup by companies to actual monitor data going through it.. there was news report last year about the how insecure TOR was . and a computer security investigator demonstrated how. he simply set up an exit node ( WHICH ANY ONE CAN DO ) and he monitored it and he retrieved all the the data from it which was government emails and what have you. you still have to encrypt if your using tor and not all tor exit nodes are benign|
|posted by (2011-08-21 00:38:46)|
|if want a VPN that works that a 3 year old kid can sett up give https://www.beevpn.com/invite?r=superkok.beevpn.dk.eu a try|
|posted by (2011-08-24 15:47:19)|
|witopia.net vpn for $40 a year. Servers all over the place. I use Miami or Atlanta. I did have my paypal account frozen one day because the server used was in Singapore! It took awhile to convince them that my account had not been taken over by an outsider.||
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